MA/ PGCert On Campus

Education (Inclusion and Special Educational Needs)

36 months
22171 EUR/year
22171 EUR/year
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The part-time Education (Inclusion and Special Educational Needs) course from University of Birmingham Dubai is tailored for students wanting to practise in Dubai, but is flexible enough to give you an understanding of the global legislation. 


Why study this degree?

  • This flexible Education (Inclusion and Special Educational Needs) course from University of Birmingham Dubai looks at disability in an international context, allowing you to personalise your learning, and practise your expertise anywhere in the world
  • We create advocates for inclusion and seek ways to break down barriers 
  • We use multiple assessments that allow you to showcase your learning in a meaningful way, from school improvement plans to academic essays
  • You will study in a supportive international hub; we have had students from around the world including: India, Pakistan, Lebanon, the UK, Nigeria and South Africa. This will enable you to discuss disability and schooling systems with colleagues from around the globe, creating a deeper understanding of the complexity of disability.


You will benefit from a Russell Group university education, and will leave the University of Birmingham Dubai a better communicator with a globally respected qualification that is identical to our UK qualification.

Education in the UAE is booming and there is a growth in the need for inclusion specialists. Our strong focus on connecting research to practice creates reflective practitioners who contribute positively to their school and the wider education community. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Cross-Cultural Issues in Special Education Needs & Disabilities
  • Inclusion: Individual & Group Differences
  • Evaluation & Policy Analysis for Inclusive Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits
  • 60 - PGCert
  • 180 - MA


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

We partnered with Aon to provide you with the best affordable student insurance, for a carefree experience away from home.

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Other requirements

General requirements

We recommend our applicants be working in an educational setting however those who are working in non-profit organisations or within governmental organisations associated with the support of persons with disabilities will benefit. To be considered by the University of Birmingham you will also need to meet our general entry requirements: 

  • A degree (equivalent to a UK Bachelors Degree of at least 2:2 or above) or a recognised equivalent qualification and this will be a condition of any offer where the degree has not already been awarded.
  • Two references, of which one must be academic (e.g. previous university tutor) and one professional, that confirms your current role in an educational setting and evidences your motivation and ability to study.  
  • A Personal Statement (minimum 500 - 500 words) on your motivation for and commitment to wanting to complete this programme of study as well as information about your educational context. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22171 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22171 EUR per year during 36 months.
  • National

    22171 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22171 EUR per year during 36 months.


  • AED 90,396 (MA)
  • AED 28,714 (PGCert)
  • AED  (MA)
  • AED 33,301 (PGCert)

Living costs for Dubai

5300 - 9200 AED /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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